Horseback Riding lessons


About Our Lesson Program

Stepping Stone Farm is a USEF and USHJ approved riding facility which is located on sixty acres in the heart of Fairfield County horse country. Mrs. Weber has been director of the Stepping Stone Farm riding program for over 45 years in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Stepping Stone Farm offers lessons seven days a week year round for all levels of riders from pre-school riders to grand prix.

The Stepping Stone Farm lesson program is the only equestrian program in New England which uses four individual Olympic riding arenas for their entry level programs. It features two heated indoor arenas for colder weather. The farm provides one of the safest and quietest environments for both children and adults to learn about the wonderful world of horses. During the cold winter months, parents and families are welcome to watch lessons from the comfort of our two heated viewing rooms.

Our professional instructors; Janie Weber, Juliana Starbuck, Amanda Starbuck, Kathy Fogg, Tiffany Lindeborn and Emma Ryan; all of which are active in the horse show industry. The outstanding training staff provides the students with a safe, educational and enjoyable riding experience at Stepping Stone Farm. Their exceptional knowledge from years of riding, showing, and working with horses is demonstrated in superior riding instruction.

The group lessons are made up of three to six riders and are scheduled in one-hour increments. Depending on the student’s ability and experience, they are placed into one of four group levels: beginner, advanced beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

The farm offers both half hour and one hour private lessons. Pre-school riders will be in 30 minute private lessons. Our ten school horses are vetted through our safety program by Mrs. Weber. The teaching staff meets weekly to discuss students progress.

For any scheduling, questions or concerns, please call 203-438-7749. Lessons are offered seven days a week.

2020 Lesson Program Session Dates
  • Winter: February 10th – March 8th
  • Spring I: March 9th – May 3rd
  • Spring II: May 4th – June 28th
  • Summer: June 29th – August 23rd
  • Fall I: August 24th – October 18th
  • Fall II: October 19th – December 13th
  • Fall III: December 14th – February 7th
8 Week Session Prices
  • 8 week Session 1 Hour Group $480 ($60 per lesson with purchase of session)
  • 8 week Session ½ Hour Private for Pre/K $400
  • 8 week Session ½ Hour Private $600
  • 8 week Session 1 Hour Private $1,250
Single Lesson Prices
  • 1 Hour Private $150
  • ½ Hour Private $75
  • ½ Hour Private Pre-K $60
Cancelation & Makeup Policy

Stepping Stone Farm and Starbuck Equestrian requires 24 hours notice for lesson cancellations. All makeup lessons must be scheduled during the current eight-week session.

Our Instructors


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Owner of Stepping Stone Farm

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Head Trainer of Starbuck Equestrian

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Head Trainer of Starbuck Equestrian